News – North Korea

Barnabas Fund The Barnabas Fund is an international, interdenominational Christian aid agency based in Coventry, in the West Midlands of England that supports Christians who face discrimination or persecution as
30 September, 2010 1 min read

North Korea

Three leaders of an underground church in North Korea have been executed and 20 Christians sent to a prison labour camp in Yodok.

Sources say the arrests and executions were carried out in mid-May when police raided a house in Kuwal-dong, Pyongan Province, and arrested 23 believers who were gathered there. The leaders were tried and sentenced to death, and the authorities wasted little time in carrying out the executions. A Seoul-based group, the North Korea Intellectual Solidarity, confirmed the events.

North Korea is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a Christian. It is estimated there are at least 400,000 Christians, all of whom are living under constant threat of imprisonment, torture or public execution.

It is thought that 40,000-60,000 Christians in North Korea are in prison labour camps because of their faith. Such camps are notorious for brutal treatment, starvation and torture.

Barnabas Fund

The Barnabas Fund is an international, interdenominational Christian aid agency based in Coventry, in the West Midlands of England that supports Christians who face discrimination or persecution as
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